Sage&Thyme

University Hospital of South Manchester

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Michael Connolly

Macmillan Nurse Consultant in Supportive and Palliative Care, Lead SATFAC Trainer

Mike is the lead developer and trainer for the SAGE & THYME foundation level workshops and SATFAC courses.  He oversees the roll-out of SAGE & THYME to other organisations and reviews all evaluations returned by organisations running the workshops.  Mike is involved in the development of new courses and acts as an adviser to organisations conducting independent evaluations of the SAGE & THYME foundation level workshop.
 

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Rachael Schofield

S&T Senior Administrator

Rachael's duties include: providing senior administrative support to the SAGE & THYME team; organising the workshops and SATFAC courses at UHSM and customer sites; invoicing; drafting and preparing licences for signing and licence renewals; amending and adapting documents; writing standard operating procedures and policies; assisting with preparation for webinars; liaising with and sending information to SAGE & THYME facilitators; and answering enquiries. 

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Amanda Reed

S & T Administrator

Amanda works alongside Rachael, providing administrative support to the SAGE & THYME Team.  Her duties include: organising the workshops and SATFAC courses at UHSM & customer sites; budget monitoring and invoicing; liaising with and sending information to SAGE & THYME facilitators; the trainer contracts; administration of COFF requests (Change of Facilitator' forms); organising pack orders; amending and adapting documents; managing this web site and answering enquiries.

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Dr Joanne Thomas

Business Lead

Joanne is the business lead for SAGE & THYME and she carries this out as part of her role as Senior Technology Manager for TRUSTECH.  She liaises with organisations wishing to run the SAGE & THYME training.  She is responsible for sorting out the licence agreements and any changes to the licences post-signing, and liaises with customers wishing to have training delivered on their premises.  She produces the guides and other documents relating to SAGE & THYME.  Joanne also oversees: the quotes for courses run on customer premises; the SAGE & THYME finances in general; the trainer contracts; the training management system used to organise courses and communicate with delegates; and the information on this web site.  Requests for reproducing SAGE & THYME copyright and using the logo are also managed by Joanne.

 

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Fiona Merriman

ERC Manager and S & T Administration Lead

Fiona oversees the day-to-day running of the SAGE & THYME office and provides guidance, support and training to the SAGE & THYME administrative team; preparation of business plans and annual report; creation and implementation of SOP's and policies; provision of quotes for delivery of training courses for new and existing customers; preparation of marketing material and oversees internal and external courses at UHSM & external customer sites.

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Elaine Bramhall

Lead SATFAC trainer

Elaine was an early adopter of the SAGE & THYME foundation level workshop, and was responsible for taking on one of the first licences issued to run the workshops at the Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network.  She led the development of SAGE & THYME ACP and with Sheona Ramsbottom also developed our newest workshop, Refresh & Reflect, to update all foundation level trainers.  She is an experienced SAGE & THYME facilitator and has been leading SATFAC workshops for many years.  Working on a freelance basis for University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust Elaine is also able to maintain her clinical skills working in private practice as a counsellor. 

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Sheona Ramsbottom

Lead SATFAC trainer
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Dr Padraig McDonnell

SATFAC trainer
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Dr Cameron Langlands

SATFAC trainer
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Dr Nicky Barr

SATFAC trainer
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Dr Simon Cocksedge

SATFAC trainer
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Helen Bradley

ACP Trainer

Claire Green

SATFAC trainer